Supporting Your Practice

The SCMA and MLCMS provide the support you need to
maintain a successful practice

Business Partners

SCMA’s Business Partner Program adds valuable benefits for SCMA members. The program is dedicated to offering products and services designed to support the business and personal needs of practicing physicians. Physicians benefit from discounts and referrals to quality services, and partners benefit from ongoing visibility with the medical community. Endorsed Partner and Partner levels are available to qualified companies.

The programs are open continuously for new annual memberships beginning at the date of approval. Download the application and the brochure, or contact Susan Gumucio at (707) 525-4375 or susan@scma.org.

SCMA Endorsed Partner

Insurance Services

NORCAL GROUP

NORCAL Group

Our ongoing partnership with SCMA has always been a valuable way for us to ensure our policyholders and medical professionals across the state have access to information, education, and engagement opportunities that ensure they remain guarded from risk, guided through the unexpected, and protected in their practice of medicine.

BENEFIT: Policyholder members have full access to award-winning risk education and CME programs; aggressive claims handling—resolving 86% without indemnity; a mobile app for CME activities (includes on-demand webcasts and articles); the flexibility to customize coverage options to specialty needs; and online account management with integrated bill pay, COIs and Credentialing Letters.

For more information, contact your agent/broker, visit norcal-group.com or call 866.466.7225.

SCMA Business Partners

Banking Services

Exchange Bank

Exchange Bank

Since 1890, Exchange Bank has been serving the local community through trusted banking, financial services and charitable giving. Exchange Bank differs from national and regional banks by focusing 100% of its charitable giving on the community it serves. In 2017, Exchange Bank and its employees contributed over $665,000 to the community. 50.44% of the Bank’s cash dividends go to the Doyle Trust, which funds the Doyle Scholarship at Santa Rosa Junior College. Since 1948, the Doyle Scholarship Fund has provided $83 million to over 127,000 students.

BENEFIT: Exchange Bank has designed special checking benefits and discounted residential and auto loans exclusively for SCMA members. Our staff is available to review these programs and benefits with you—contact our Customer Care Center at 707-524-3000 or visit a local branch. Please indicate you are an SCMA member when you call; have your membership ID number available. www.exchangebank.com

In addition, Exchange Bank has developed five Community Rebuild Loan Programs that offer flexible lending options to those who experienced a direct property loss during the North Bay fires. Our local, experienced lending consultants are available to discuss which program works best for your needs. Contact us at communityrebuild@exchangebank.com or call Kevin Smart, VP, Residential Mortgage Manager at 707-541-1252.

Community Wellness

Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation

Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation

Home to one of the most diverse park systems in California, Sonoma County’s 58 regional parks include mostly open space conservation land, developed trails, beaches, campgrounds, and picnic areas. Ranging from the Pacific Coast and mountains to urban green spaces, each park offers something unique — including scenic vistas, forested trails, river access, athletic fields, swimming and playgrounds. The Parks Foundation raises funds, fosters partnerships and advocates on behalf of this spectacular Sonoma County Regional Parks system.

The Parks Foundation is pleased to partner with Sonoma County Regional Parks and SCMA on a Parks Rx program. The program offers “prescription forms” in English and Spanish for physicians to give their patients. The forms encourage patients to spend time outdoors enjoying nature, which can lead to improved health, wellness, and peace of mind.

CONTACT: For additional information about the nonprofit Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation, see the website or contact Executive Director Melissa Kelley at melissa.kelley@sonoma-county.org or 707-565-1830. To learn more about activities in Sonoma County parks, visit the Regional Parks website.

Financial Services

Sonoma Wealth Advisors

Russell Van Sistine, CFP® / Sonoma Wealth Advisors

With professional services focused on physicians and the medical community, Russell Van Sistine, CFP® and partner Adi Calixtro help clients navigate often complex financial affairs — working diligently to ensure a thoughtful, well-rounded and informative experience.

BENEFIT: SCMA/MLCMS physicians receive an individual, customized service plan that includes advantages available only to members of the medical association. Call for details or to schedule a no-cost financial health check-up in the Santa Rosa or Sonoma offices. Russell also hosts “White Coat Investors” webinars and dinners for member physicians (check with SCMA for upcoming dates, topics and guest speakers).

CONTACT: Russell directly at 707-766-4765 or russell@sonomawealthadvisors.com. Appointments may be scheduled by calling Adi at 707-584-6202. Visit sonomawealthadvisors.com for additional information.

Announcing FINANCIAL THERAPY, a new series of videos created specifically for physicians, nurses and PAs. Russell Van Sistine, CFP® offers tips and insights that could help medical professionals reach their financial goals more quickly and tax-efficiently.

403(b) Plans

Insurance Services

Cooperative of American Physicians

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. is pleased to support Sonoma county physicians with superior medical malpractice coverage and valuable services to help you prosper and maintain your independence.

BENEFIT: Our comprehensive risk management programs help ensure your patients are safe and satisfied, while our value-added practice management benefits provide you with the administrative support you need to focus on what’s most important—patient care.

For more information, please visit www.CAPphysicians.com/sonoma, email md@CAPphysicians.com, or call 800-356-5672.

Legal Services

BF Berry & Fritzinger

David Berry / Berry & Fritzinger, P.C.

I am an experienced local lawyer dedicated to helping people navigate the legal process, whether it is negotiating provider or other contracts, assisting clients buy/sell practices, negotiating leases, or resolving a variety of business and personal disputes. My firm provides a broad range of services that include estate planning; a significant part of my practice is representing building owners with construction defects and other problems. I am committed to helping the medical community, with deeply held gratitude for the local medical providers who saved my wife’s life.

BENEFIT: A free initial consultation to SCMA members. If retaining me or my firm makes sense, we will discuss how to do so. If a lawyer outside of my firm is a better fit, I will make the referral. My goal is for physicians to leave the consultation feeling that they received excellent support and service. Contact me at 707-800-0550 or david@berryfritzlaw.com.

Real Estate Services

Ehrlicher Styles Real Estate Group / Engel & Völkers

DRE-01879097, 01276948, 02154735

Ehrlicher Styles Staff

Ehrlicher Styles Real Estate Group / Engel & Völkers

As Diamond-Level Realtors® for the last six years in a row, the Ehrlicher Styles Group embodies a refined vision of excellence. With three agents plus an in-house branding and marketing team, clients experience 24/7 access, elevated service, and a strategic advantage when it comes to buying or selling property. The three group members serve Napa, Marin and Sonoma counties with over 33 years of combined experience in quality service and purpose-driven execution. ESG offers their services to the medical community with gratitude for support through wildfires and the pandemic.

BENEFIT: As a real estate group, ESG believes the best way to show appreciation is to take action and provide accessible, luxury-level service. SCMA members receive a complimentary home inspection and home warranty. Call 707-540-2000 or email team@ehrlicherstyles.com to learn more. www.ehrlicherstyles.com


Sudha Schlesinger

Sudha Schlesinger, Ph.D. / Engel & Völkers

Since moving to Sonoma County with my physician husband in 2007, I have been actively representing physician families in the local housing market. I specialize in NE and SE Santa Rosa with experience in all of Sonoma County. I have earned an exemplary reputation with my enthusiasm for real estate and passion for first-class service. With the backing of a recognized, global luxury broker, Engel & Völkers, my team and I repeatedly exceed expectations with customized marketing and purchase strategies, efficient execution and state-of-the-art marketing tools. I consider my greatest value to clients to be expert negotiating skills and guiding clients to make good investments.

BENEFIT: SCMA sellers and buyers receive a complimentary Pest Inspection. Please let me know how I can help you in this challenging market. 707-889-7778 or sudha@sschlesinger.com. • www.sschlesinger.com

Volunteer Surgical and Specialty Care

Operation Access

Operation Access

As a physician, you likely practice medicine in order to help people, but may find it difficult to treat those in your community who cannot afford care. Operation Access offers a solution. We’re like a local medical mission, a Doctors Within Borders, providing seamless care coordination for people in need.

Since 1993, we have been arranging donated surgical and specialty care for low-income, uninsured, and unfunded adults in Northern California. Local community health centers refer patients to our program for specialty care, and we screen for eligibility and match patients with participating surgeons and specialists. We provide interpreters when needed, and, with our culturally competent care coordination, help ensure patients arrive on time and ready for appointments.

Partner hospitals, ambulatory care centers, and ancillary provider groups such as anesthesia, pathology, and radiology, agree to waive charges for eligible patients.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: You are invited to join Operation Access to help those with limited access to care. As a volunteer physician, you determine the frequency of your participation and the types of cases you accept. No lengthy sign-up process or paperwork is involved. We take care of the red tape and give you the opportunity to do what you do best—provide quality medical care with dignity and compassion.

CONTACT: Please get in touch with us to learn more about how you can get involved. Call 415-733-0052, email info@operationaccess.org or visit https://www.operationaccess.org/

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